Biography and Education
Nancy Howells Wrobel, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan, Dearborn and a licensed clinical psychologist. She is currently the Director of the MS in Psychology program, and teaches classes in clinical psychology to both undergraduate and graduate students. She completed her doctoral work at Wayne State University. Her research interests focus on assessment, particularly assessment and diagnostic decisions across cultural groups. Her published research includes validation of Arabic versions of mental health and dementia screening instruments as well as acculturative stress measures. She has also written about mental health risks and trauma in Arab Americans.
Teaching and Research
Wrobel, N. H. (2016) Research Methods: Psychometric Methods and Challenges to Valid Measurement of Constructs. In M. M. Amer & G. H. Awad , eds. Handbook of Arab American Psychology. New York: Routledge.
Kira, I., & Wrobel, N. H (2016). Stress, Trauma, and Coping in Arab Americans. In M. M. Amer & G. H. Awad , eds. Handbook of Arab American Psychology. New York: Routledge.
Wrobel, N. H. & Patterson, A. (2014). Mental Health Risks in Arab Americans. In S. Nassar-McMillan, ed. A Biopsychosocial Approach to Arab Americans: Perspectives on Culture, Development, and Health. New York: Springer.
Kira, I., Amer, Mona, & Wrobel, N. H. (2014). Arab Refugee Traumas, Resilience, and Recovery Models. In S. Nassar-McMillan, ed. A Biopsychosocial Approach to Arab Americans: Perspectives on Culture, Development, and Health. New York: Springer.
Wrobel, N. H. & Lachar, D. (2012). Psychological Assessment in Child Mental Health Settings. In I. B. Weiner (Ed.-in-Chief), J. R. Graham & J. Naglieri (Vol. Eds.), Handbook of Psychology. Vol. 10. Assessment Psychology. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Wrobel, N.H., Farrag, M., & Hymes, R. (2009) Impact of Acculturative Stress on Symptoms of Depression in an Arab-American sample. Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology, 24, 273-290
Wrobel, N.H. & Farrag, M. (2008) Preliminary Validation of an Arabic Version of the MMSE in the Elderly. Clinical Gerontologist, 31, 75-93.
Wrobel, N.H. & Farrag, M. (2006) A Preliminary Report on the Validation of the Geriatric Depression Scale Self-Report and Collateral Versions in Arabic. Clinical Gerontologist, 29, 33- 46.
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